Strategic Property Advisor

Further Education and Sixth Form Colleges rarely employ specialist staff who can manage major building projects on top of their existing roles. The work involved in the preparation of even a small funding application is considerable so it is often desirable to employ a consultant for all or part of the time. The role is described as the Strategic Property Advisor.

The scope of consultancy services for Further Education and Sixth Form Colleges includes:

Feasibility Study and Property Strategy

  • Review the College’s educational objectives and provide general guidance in relation to local, regional and national priorities
  • Advise on the required consultancy services and timescale for the completion of a feasibility study including key milestones and activities
  • Review and analyse existing space utilisation data
  • Develop a space model to demonstrate the most efficient options for the delivery of the curriculum
  • Assess the existing information held by the College on the functional suitability and physical condition and value of its estate
  • Generate a number of Options for the redevelopment of the College estate
  • Undertake a financial and qualitative analysis of alternative options, including a detailed investment appraisal of each one
  • Identify a preferred option for development including indicative capital costs, funding strategy, and implementation strategy.
  • Prepare a Feasibility Study Report for the College
  • Prepare a College Property Strategy document based on the findings of the feasibility report to meet the SFA requirements.

Capital Applications

Capital application processes have changed a number of times over the past few years, but they all require a similar set of information about the College, the Project, and its effects on different client groups. Our experience will ensure that your Application meets all of the required criteria and is supported by solid evidence and detailed outcomes.

More details of our services can be found on the Capital Investment Applications page.

We can also undertake the writing and submission of grant applications for many other types of funding body such as local Councils, and have been successful in obtaining College funding from some unusual sources, such as the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.